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What wrong? hello brother.i went to change the tires this morning,i just changed 2new tires and moved the old tires(size 255) to front and replace the 2 new tires(size 265) to rear.(i never realized that the range rover diesel 4 tires must be same size after i been told).when done,i drive the truck about 10mins and i heard unusual sound coming from the bottom(sound like DOM...),i stopped the truck a side and the truck can't move on just hear the engine noise.could u please tell me what is going on in the situation like that.(will it problem of gear box or what)thank so much.o ya my range rover is 1996 diesel.

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  • axerzyii Jan 27, 2009

    i think your answer is helpful,it's so great to have your solution,but another problem coming up.when i put in low gear the i saw the (select neutral) on the dashboar screen,when i put back to high,it disappear.is my low gear damaged?

    here is my another question,my truck get easy to start in cool situation and hard to start when the engine is hot.i start the truck very smooth in the morning or the engine keep cool,but might hit for 2 to 3 times if the engine hot,i been told that it might the fuel pump or the valve problem.do u have any solution for that.

    thank so much.(range rover 1996 diesel)

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Hi Axer,

The Range Rovers have permanently engaged Four Wheel Drive. If the tires are different sizes, they're spinning at different rates. Or trying to.

If you were off-road, it wouldn't matter too much, but on paved road, where the tires tend to grip not slip, these different rates subject a locked drive train to tremendous stress. This can bind up the gearing in the transfer case. Hopefully after only ten minutes, no permanent damage was done.

You can relieve this stress by jacking one end completely off the ground. Front or back. As the tires lose their grip on the road, you should see them spin slightly. That's good news. Once released you should be able to move again.

While it's in the air, you should probably put the original size tires back on. So choose which end to jack accordingly.

Comment me back to let me know how it goes.
Good luck

Mike



Posted on Jan 24, 2009

  • Justin Case
    Justin Case Jan 27, 2009

    Hi Axer,
    You didn't actually say and I'm curious if my response got you going again. If what I suspected to be the problem, actually was?

    And if so, did it it Fix You? Appreciate you taking the time to rate.

    In reference to you question about gear damage in the transfer case, the test is easy:
    If you put it in LOW gear, does it move? No grinding or other odd noises, etc.
    If it functions normally, I'd have to say it's nothing more than a burned indicator and coincidence.

    If not, you'd have to post back with the symptoms.

    I'm afraid I don't have enough experience with diesel engines to properly address the engine problems you are having. You should post a new problem so someone with more expertise in the area can provide the help you need.


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